Africa Food Manufacturing & Safety Summit (AFMASS) Conference & Expo – Western Africa edition

AFMASS Western Africa is the largest food, beverage and milling industry's largest conference and exhibition attended by key decision makers from Western Africa Africa to trade, network and learn the latest processing, packaging and safety technologies. Bringing together delegates and visitors from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Benin, Ivory Coast and surrounding countries in Western Africa, AFMASS…

UAC Foods appoints Oladele Ajayi as new Managing Director

NIGERIA - The Board of UAC Foods Limited, a joint venture between UAC of Nigeria Plc and Tiger Brands has appointed Oladele Ajayi as new Managing Director, reported Beverage Industry news. His appointment follows years of experience at Nigerian Breweries Plc where he joined in 1989 as an assistant brewer, served in various roles including…

Food safety agency starts framing GM food regulations after trace ingredients found

INDIA - The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) said it has started framing regulations for genetically modified (GM) food after trace in trace ingredients were found present in products. According to FSSAI, the regulations covers procedures for safety assessment and approval of foods such as imported items that are genetically modified based…

Fast-food franchise Subway to open four more outlets in Kenya

KENYA - The American privately held sandwiches and salads restaurant chain has said it is looking to open four additional branches in the Kenyan capital Nairobi where an appetite for fast-foods is significantly increasing, reported Business Daily. Subway through Liberty Eagle Holdings, the Africa franchise holder of the fast-food brand, is embarking on a growth…

Zomato expands operations to 7 more cities as India forms its largest focus market

INDIA - Restaurant service and online delivery platform Zomato said it is expanding operations to seven more cities in tier II region with India forming its largest focus market in growth plan. According to an article in the ETRetail, Zomato has gained a strong foothold in both tier II and tier III cities and this…

Bunge’s Agribusiness president Brian Thomsen to retire

USA - The American agribusiness and food company, Bunge Ltd has announced that Brian Thomsen, president Agribusiness unit, is retiring and plans to remain with the company through the end of the year for a smooth transition. Thomsen joined the company in 2004, and has led Bunge’s Agribusiness segment since May 2014, having previously served…

Kenyan University launches a US$3.98m food laboratory in a food fortification drive

KENYA - Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (JKUAT) has launched a food laboratory worth about US$3.98 million, to be used as a centre for monitoring and analysing the nutritional significance of foods, Business Daily has reported. This is part of the European Union funded food fortification programme in collaboration with the ministry of…

UK Food and Drink Federation says manufacturers input prices to rise after Brexit

UK - The UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has published the second of its new quarterly business confidence surveys revealing that more than three-quarters of manufacturers expect input prices to rise in the remainder of 2018. According to FoodingredientsFirst, more than half of those polled had seen increased ingredient costs (62%), increased packaging costs…

Greencore Group appoints Anton Vincent as new CEO

USA - Greencore Group plc, a leading international manufacturer of convenience foods, has announced the appointment of Anton Vincent as CEO of Greencore USA, a subsidiary of UK-listed Greencore plc. The company currently supplies a wide range of chilled, frozen and ambient foods to the leading retail and food service customers in the UK and…